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Beyonce Has a Surprise for 4 'Bold' College Students

Singer offering scholarships for 4 different colleges to celebrate 'Lemonade' anniversary
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2017 1:04 PM CDT

(Newser) – Beyonce has apparently taken her message of feminist empowerment to heart, and she's putting her money where her melodious mouth is, per Pitchfork. To mark the first anniversary of her Lemonade album, the singer is offering four "Formation Scholars" scholarships for young black women for the 2017-2018 school year, the AP reports, as long as the candidates are studying either music, literature, creative arts, or African-American studies, per a statement on her website. Applicants also need to be "unafraid to think outside the box" and be "bold, creative, conscious, and confident." Four colleges—Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College—are involved in the performer's promotion. Interested parties who are either incoming, current, or grad students need to contact those schools directly for details. (Read more Beyonce stories.)

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